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Synonyms of nail in English:


  • 1 fastened with nails
    tack, spike, pin, rivet;
    finishing nail, roofing nail, hobnail, brad
  • 2 polishing her nails
  • verb

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  • 1 a board was nailed to the wall
  • 2 informal he nailed the suspect
    informal collar, nab, pull in, pick up
  • 3 she nailed that somersault
    perform well, succeed in, execute, complete, bring about/off
    informal land, pull off, score
  • Phrases

    hard as nails
    he regretted having been a father who always acted as if he were hard as nails
    callous, hard-hearted, heartless, unfeeling, unsympathetic, uncaring, insensitive, unsentimental, hard-bitten, tough, lacking compassion
    hit the nail on the head
    when Arthur said that Donna couldn't be trusted, he really hit the nail on the head
    get it right, get it, guess correctly, speak (the) truth
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